Official Review: Shellbee's Story

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Post by micoleon13 » 14 Feb 2018, 18:08

This sounds like a great story showing a lot of love towards a dog. It's an interesting idea for a story setting it up as letters from the dog, and can see readers who have a loved dog enjoying it. Thanks for the review

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Post by bluegreenmarina » 14 Feb 2018, 18:09

This is quite an interesting concept - a dog's eye view! I used to have a dog so I can totally understand what to expect out of this book, and knowing that (as well as how highly-rated it was), I know there are many dog lovers who would absolutely love this as a gift.

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Post by Katherine Smith » 14 Feb 2018, 18:21

This story sounds very cool and I like that you can relate to the narrator's experiences. I can relate to you in that I too was a dog owner. He was a Shih tzu named Dusty and reading your review made me think of him. I also like that the author provided a chronological type sequence to the novel even though they were individual stories.
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Post by Bhagchandjain » 14 Feb 2018, 18:28

Interesting loving with regard to dogs relations with human and to see how dogs love to humans who protects their lives : to understand dog lover by dogs is a essence of book : nice reviewed the book

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Post by Spirit Wandering » 14 Feb 2018, 18:44

Yes, I can see that a running narrative might have been a better writing style choice than a series of letters. Thanks for the review.
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Post by kemp1kor » 14 Feb 2018, 19:17

I agree with the reviewer that there was something lacking in the style of this book. When reading a sample, I felt little desire to continue. I’m sure there are many who would enjoy reading Shellbee’s story, but I’m not one of them. Thanks for the review.

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Post by timothynoordermeer » 14 Feb 2018, 19:39

Shellbee's Story demonstrates a passionate, considerate love with a desire to infiltrate the mind of a beloved pet, yet the personification of Shellbee felt human as opposed to a simplistic, instinctual, animalistic perspective.

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Post by jessinikkip » 14 Feb 2018, 19:41

A great review that definitely makes me want to go check out the book! It does what it should and tells me enough to have me interested, but not enough I don't feel I don't need to read the book. Will definitely be reading this book!

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Post by coreyj » 14 Feb 2018, 19:47

Thank you for your review. This is a fascinating concept. I don't think my dog would be a trustworthy narrator of any book - he'd blame everything on the cat! You make the book sound very interesting. I wonder if being a dog, the language might be a little oversimplified and whether this book may be for younger readers. I will have to find out!

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Post by raeryn » 14 Feb 2018, 19:57

While the form of narration and the writing style looks very interesting and well done, the plot doesn't seem like my cup of tea. Great review.

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Post by Scrawling Pen » 14 Feb 2018, 20:06

I'm not usually a big fan of books with the point of view from animals, but I can appreciate the creativity! I think many dog lovers will really enjoy this story. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Jeangray17 » 14 Feb 2018, 20:08

Shellbee's story is a nice book, melt my heart to read about a dog which is telling us its own story of life. I am going to finish the book soon. Great story.

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Post by Disneyland » 14 Feb 2018, 20:13

'Official Review: Shellby's Story', by Jennifer Flynn-Campbell is a genuine expression of the opinion of the reviewer, for the book.

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Post by Aaliyah1st » 14 Feb 2018, 20:14

Malo niko wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 07:37
Interesting book but contains unclear scenes from the extract provides.
:) I hope I read the lovely book. This would be my first time reading from an animals point of view. I'm pretty sure it's filled with love and cuteness.

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Post by Maggie G » 14 Feb 2018, 20:23

I’ll admit my take isn’t very charitable, the concept seems a little self indulgent. I’m glad the reviewer like it.

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